Windows Server 2012 R2 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It was published on May 31st of 2013. It contains many substantial changes over it predecessor, and substantially streamlines the number of available versions, which are down to four: Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter.

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System Center 2012 Security

I installed the entire System Center 2012 Suite and I run the Database on it's own machine. During installation I noticed you could use specific user(s) on the install and setup for each of the ...
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Work folders and domain guest

I have setup Workfolders on my Windows Server 2012 R2. This is all working fine, however I want to be able to use my domain guest user on my domain computers. This is not possible according to this ...
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Sysprep for EC2 instances

AWS' documents on creating a custom image reference using sysprep as one of the steps in the creation process. They don't actually specify if it's a required step or if it is run automatically as ...
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Apache windows service ran under custom identity wont start

I have a new windows 2012 R2 server and I am trying to install apache 2.4 as a service with a custom local user made specifically for Apache. I have the user rights assignment to allow logon as a ...
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scp to Windows2012Server running Microsoft's OpenSSH-server port, fails with `Broken pipe`

Just installed Microsoft-blessed's OpenSSH Window port and it works great for ssh sessions from Linux clients: andrew@debian:~$ ssh 55.55.55.55 The authenticity of host '55.55.55.55 (55.55.55.55)' ...
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Why do my GoDaddy VPS IIS logs show “controller for path '/ipc$' was not found”

I just recently setup a virtual private server (Windows) with GoDaddy. I'm logging all top-level unhandled exceptions in my ASP.NET app and I keep seeing "System.Web.HttpException (0x80004005): The ...
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Monitoring Windows RT/PowerShell commands being run against a system [on hold]

If there's some theoretical deployment process that has PowerShell scripts running against a remote system and you need to debug it, is there a way to check whether it's still running or even merely ...
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Allow non-admin access to AD Users and Computers via RDP

I'm trying to lock down our AD domain and remove unneeded users from our Domain Admins group. I'm a Linux guy so some of this is new or different. We are an all Mac shop so the only way for us to ...
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ESXi USB passthrough not working for Windows 2012R2 guest

A USB device (Feitian HID dongle) is physically attached to a VMWare ESXi host (5.1.0). The USB dongle is configured in passthrough mode for a Windows 2012 R2 (VMWare Level 8) host. The Windows host ...
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Install Language Pack On Windows Server Core (2012 R2)

I have language packs KB3012997 and KB2839636 staged and approved in Windows Server Update Services 2012 R2, but my Windows Server Core 2012 R2 clients refuse to install it. After googling the issue, ...
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ML350 Gen9 dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 2012 R2

I read questions of some people active here, doing tests with their ML350 Gen9. I hope some of them can answer to my question, or even better -try and test what I am planning to do -but if any person ...
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Which active directory group contains all users in a domain?

I want to grant permissions to all of the users in a specific domain. Let's say I have a domain called ACME. I tried to use "ACME\Users" but I received an error stating "The user or group name 'ACME\...
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Cdrive out of space,How to extend from another disk

We have a Windows Server 2012 with only C drive with 278 GB space.now c drive have only 20 GB free space,here running ms sql server 2008.how can i extend volume C from another disk without data loss? ...
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Can't access particular website on Windows Server, but ping works [closed]

In my Windows Server hosted in AWS, I tried to access a particular site from Chrome/IE and both browsers returned - the site can't be reached/the server refused to connect. However, when I try to ping ...
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Disks added to storage spaces are not picked up by virtual disk created by powershell

A time ago i had to configure a W2012 R2 essentials server with storage spaces and 2 virtual disks. As the real disk count and the disks itself where not final at that time, i had to resort to the ...
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Giving access to intranet without handling internet access [Windows server 2012 r2]

I have an hard time explaining what I am looking for, but essentially, I am trying to open up my intranet to secure clients like a VPN would, but without handling their normal internet activity. Is ...
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Dell PowerEdge T310 Drive Removal

I have a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a single WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 hard drive connected to the front panal to a SAS 6i/R Integrated Controller. I have an identical WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 that I use to ...
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Route duplex traffic between 2 network cards on same server in Windows Server 2012 R2

I have windows server 2012 R2 with 2 network cards, one connected to a private network(lets say 192.168.1.1) and another one to my work network(for example 192.168.2.1). Now I want to connect this 2 ...
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Routing a port to a VM in Hyper-V on Server 2012 doesn't work

I have CentOS 7 with Apache installed on Windows Server 2012. I use Hyper-V for virtualization. I have 1 public IP address, and naturally I want to forward all traffic to port 80 on that public IP (...
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Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2012 BSoD

I have an Exchange 2016 Server which bsods with about 14 days inbetween. The server is virtual and exists in a clustered vmware environment with storage via iSCSI. None of the other Windows servers we ...
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Printer redirection without RDS role on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows 2012 AWS VM configured for Administrative Mode only. However, sometimes I would like to print from the server to a redirected RDS printer. But client printers never show up on the ...
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server with public IP cannot be accessed internally

Most of our servers only have private IPs. I am assigning additional public IP to one of our servers (server A), keeping its private IP at the same time. Here's what happens: Server A can be ...
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Server 2012 Essentials Default Web Site - Safe to remove/change port

I've recently begun setting up a new remote dedicated server for our internal applications, Previously we've run two internal servers and now we have a single server running Windows Server 2012 ...
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Stop Windows Backup from making Deduplication Exclusion for backup drive

With Windows Server Backup after every backup, the server puts an exclusion in the Deduplication list for the backup folder. Is there a way to stop this behavior? If not, is there a way to get ...
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Change Server 2012 R2 Start Menu To A Windows 10 Start Menu

I have been looking all over for a way to get the start menu back in Server 2012 R2. I ran across a page that said the following... The TH2 update (Version 1511/November 2015 Update) brings the ...
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Periodic Share Access Fails

We have a file server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It also hosts various VMs. The server has 2 NIC cards set up in a Team (Switch Independent, Dynamic, None) setup. And the Hyper-V vEthernet runs ...
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HyperV Failover Cluster (with/without CSV)

Been browsing a few websites, and it seems right now all hyper-v clusters are build on CSV ( clustered share volume ). I have a current setup (2 node window failover cluster). I have 2 vms running ...
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Allow users to change theme but not desktop Windows Server 2012

I am running Windows Server 2012 for a school. I have recently updated the computers to Windows 10. I am trying to allow students to change their theme, but not their desktop background. In GP, I had ...
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toubleshooting sccm with agent push

My problem: I have SCCM 2012 and when I try to push agent, I receive ab error saying: unable to connect to wmi on remote machine.. I checked ports, turned off firewall on both client and server, ...
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Virtual Machine with Two NIC's Losing Internet

Please Forgive my newbieness... I'm just a developer trying to learn a little of the hardware side. I've tried to look this question up but all results produce VMWare which I am not using. I've ...
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Install SQL Server 2000 on Windows Server 2012 R2

We have a SQL Server 2000 running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 without problem. Now we have upgraded the main server to Windows Server 2012 R2. We have tried to install SQL Server 2000 on that ...
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Windows 2012 server r2 with psexec,unable to connect with the remote

In windows server 2012 r2, psexec not getting work. I have downloaded PsExec v2.11 from this site https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx in Windows 2012 server r2 of 64 bit ...
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How do mirrored virtual disks get distributed in a 4 disk storage pool?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server with 4 3TB drives. I had to upgrade after one of my JBOD disks failed and luckily I had backups to recover from my storage pool of 2-3TB and 2-1.5TB drives with 4 ...
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Post Exchange Setup Issues - Can't connect

I have never setup an Exchange server before. I am trying to setup an Exchange 2016 server. I got the pre-reqs setup; .NET 4.5.2 Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Core Runtime 64-bit....
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V connection to external SQL Server not working

For almost 2 years, I've had a Hyper-V virtual machine on my local Windows 10 (formerly 8.1) machine running IIS and connecting to my production SQL Server (the Hyper-V VM is a development machine). I ...
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Sharepoint postgresql data connection

We are migrating our intranet to SharePoint and our previous system used postgresql so I'm trying to make it work with SharePoint, which is not easy. I tried to add a data source on SharePoint ...
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Few Concern: Migration domain controller 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Domain

My Topic is Migration of 2008 R2 domain controller to 2012 R2 (All domain Controllers.) Current Set-up. I have 3 Domain Controller. DC2008r201: Running As PDC and DNS Installed. DC2008r201. ...
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Audit RDP security layer used for each logon

I'm looking for a way to monitor the security layer used when a user log on a windows 2012 R2 server with RDP (SSL or RDP, encryption level). I haven't found anything useful in "Advanced Audit Policy ...
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The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after the last reboot

I'm attempting to add a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network, and then following that, will migrate it to be the domain master. I'm following this tutorial ...
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IIS ARR Error: cannot connect to the server. The HTTP status code is 0 and the error code is 80072F8F

I'm pretty new to working with Microsoft's IIS server and even newer to working with application request routing and web farms. This is the error message when I test the web farm via health check: ...
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Windows 10 domain users cannot play DVDs

I have Windows 10 Pro x64 installed on a computer and have connected it to a domain. The domain controller is Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Users have told me that whenever they try to play a DVD,...
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WSUS on 2012R2 HUGE amount of files

I am setting up a new WSUS server on Server 2012 R2. I have the settings down to English and only the systems we have, as well as Language Packs for those turned off Drivers are also turned off. When ...
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Forest trust on the same subnet to migrate users

Wondering if anyone could offer some advice on something. I have a domain that desperately needs to be upgraded. Typically, one would add a new DC with a reduced functional level to the domain, ...
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IIS webpages not being compressed when accessed over internet

I have websites deployed to an IIS 8.5 Windows 2012R2 server at a client. When a websites gets accessed through a browser e.g. https://servername/appname1 I can monitor with fiddler to see how big ...
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Hyper-V guest failover cluster file server

Environnent is full Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a Hyper-V cluster on which I host a testing fail-over cluster file server with 2 guests. Guest cluster is running and file server role installed ...
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Azure W2K12R2 VM only accessible by app with firewall off

I am trying to access a new Azure based VM with a timesheet app from a local client using the downloaded Azure VPN client. The Azure VPN issued client is installed on my local machine and works fine ...
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DHCP on Meraki MX64 or Windows Server 2012R2?

I'm new to the Cisco world and I would like some advises. Currently I'm configuring a Windows Server for a small bussiness (less then 50 users). Normally the Windows server would have the AD, DNS and ...
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Domain is issuing trust certificate instead of root authority

I was running into an issue on Windows Server 2012 R2 where any website I visited was throwing a untrusted certificate error. I circumvented this issue by copying the certifications from another ...
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Slow file transfer using eclipse Saros RTC plugin with an openfire xmpp server

I set an Openfire xmpp server on Windows Server 2012 R2, using Amazon ec2. When trying to share file over an IM client (such as Psi) the file transfer speed between two clients can reach over 1Mb/s, ...
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WMI fails with to query with linux wmic, but works from a windows machine

I have 2 Servers, one at 192.168.1.10 and one at 192.168.1.20, one work, the other gives me this output and I cannot figure out why, they are both running Windows 12R2. I am able to query the machine ...